Mrs. Carrie Michelle Beard, 44, of Lebanon, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
She was born on Feb. 15, 1969, in Indianapolis, a daughter of Dr. Daniel and the now late Judith Cooper, of Zionsville.
Carrie graduated Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis with the class of 1986. She continued her education at Indiana University, graduating with a degree in English dducation.
She married Mike Beard on July 13, 1991, in Lebanon. He survives.
She worked for Key Benefit Insurance Company in Indianapolis until the time of her diagnosis of multiple myeloma cancer in 2011. Prior to that, she worked for Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman law firm in Indianapolis.
Carrie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, photography, and attending sporting events. Her love for football was exceptional as she followed her coach husband, player son, and cheerleader daughter up and down the sidelines. She was a devoted wife, mother, sibling, and friend to all.
She was a member of Lebanon Christian Church.
Survivors include husband Mike Beard of Lebanon; father Dr. Daniel F. Cooper of Zionsville; two children, Matthew Beard and Katie Beard, both of Lebanon; four brothers, Brad Cooper of Franklin, Jason Cooper and wife Holly of Zionsville, Barrett Cooper and wife Daiva of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Carter Cooper and wife Erica of Longmont, Colo.; sister Meredith Healy and husband P.J. of Lewis Center, Ohio; aunt Carol Browning and husband Ron – Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Carrie was preceded in death by her mother, Judith A. Cooper and a sister, Leah Cooper.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at Lebanon Christian Church, 610 West County Road 250 North, Lebanon.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the church, with Pastor Lee Faust officiating.
Interment will follow services at Salem Cemetery in Zionsville.
Myers Mortuary in Lebanon is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center, c/o IU Foundation, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266 – 0245.
Online condolences may be made at myersmortuary.com.